Last week my middle daughter, Abby, wanted to add interest to the blank wall above her bed in her bedroom. We had painted her room several months ago and never had gotten back to completing it. So, it was the perfect time to get this fun decorating project done!
Check out HERE how my youngest daughter chose a similar look but offers a corner design option in a teen girl’s bedroom.
Full view of bed + shelf styling
With Abby being 15, she was the perfect person to help style teen bedroom shelves. We visited a few stores, first finding the perfect chunky shelves here, and secondly, the shelf decor. I am so excited to share these five cute and cool ideas to try when styling teen bedroom shelves.
Up-close view of shelves
How to Style Teen Bedroom Shelves: 5 Cute and Cool Ideas
Whimsical Pieces: Such as this cool neon style moon table light and golden horse head. Another idea would be to display a collection of some sort. Maybe your teen has an amazing collection of seashells or other smaller items. Place these in a glass jar to display.
Plants/Pots/Terrariums: Such as this cute potted succulent and this golden geometric terrarium. Nothing screams teen bedroom shelves like plants! See how my oldest daughter styled her shelves with most plants in this post HERE.
Books: Stack books either vertically or horizontally. I love turning the binding towards the wall for a clean look.
Variety of Textures: Include a variety of textures such as glass (we added this candle), gold (horse head and terrarium), wood (framed around artwork), and ceramic (we add these similar vases). Having multiple textures adds a collected, cool look but keep the color palette limited to three main colors to prevent a cluttered look.
Art: Frame some artwork for a polished look. Framed posters (check out this cool BAE poster), framed personal photos, and canvas paintings by your teen.
Side view of style shelves
Now that you have your cute and cool decor pieces, it’s time to style your teen bedroom shelves! We played around with these for a while but kept a few things in mind when doing so.
Vary your heights: One of the easiest ways to resolve height issues is adding or taking away one of the books you may have used to hold an object. As you can see, the white vase and neon moon are both on opposite ends to disperse height.
Layer your art: We knew that Abby’s painting and the framed poster would look so good layered together. We leaned them against the wall to create this layered look.
Rule of 3’s: As often as possible, place items in groupings of three.
Teen bedroom shelves
What do you think? Are you ready to try your hand at shelf styling in your teen’s bedroom? Abby was so happy with how they turned out, and she is enjoying them so much already. This is such a fun way to add interest, fun, and personalization to your teen’s bedroom.
If you enjoyed this post on cool teen bedroom shelves, I recommend checking out these posts too:
The Must-Have Checklist For A Teen Girl Bedroom HERE.
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